What Is Triazolam Used For?
Triazolam is used for the treatment of insomnia in adults. The medication works by enhancing a brain chemical, causing drowsiness, making the muscles relax, and reducing anxiety. Triazolam has not been approved to treat insomnia in children, and there are no off-label triazolam uses at this time. The drug is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia and is usually not used for more than 7 to 10 days.
What Is Triazolam Used For?Triazolam (Halcion®) is a prescription medication that is approved for short-term insomnia treatment.
It is not unusual to have trouble sleeping from time to time. However, if you feel that you do not get enough sleep or cannot obtain satisfying sleep, you could possibly have a sleep disorder called insomnia.
Insomnia symptoms include:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
- Waking up too early in the morning
- Non-refreshing sleep.
There are several types of insomnia. The types of insomnia are often based on how long the insomnia lasts and how often it occurs. These types include:
- Acute insomnia (short-term)
- Transient insomnia (comes and goes)
- Chronic insomnia.
Short-term insomnia can last from one night to a few weeks. It is often caused by emotional or physical discomfort, and can be related to a single, specific event. About 60 million Americans each year experience insomnia.
(Click Insomnia Causes for more information.)
Triazolam is approved for the short-term treatment of insomnia (usually not more than 7 to 10 days).